Joe Caputo – “Spring of a Silent Legend”

"Spring of a Silent Legend" In the black caverns of travel Above the city beats In the cloister of clank and babble Blind to skyscraper and streets Inhaling before the egress Poprocks peppering oxygen New York's spiritual release After decades of distance and stasis In the relativity of mind and time The metropolis is where [...]

By | 2017-08-29T15:15:05+00:00 August 29th, 2017|Categories: Stigma Fighters|0 Comments

Be with me

You said you would be with me no matter what happened. You told me that even though I was "crazy" you would stay. You said it was fine. "It'll be fine." Well, it doesn't feel fine. It feels like everything is falling apart at the seams. I'm watching our relationship crumble in front of me. [...]

By | 2017-08-29T15:10:38+00:00 August 29th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Aliah Scantlin

When I say anxiety, what comes to your mind? You might say nervousness, stress, or maybe even depression. Which leads me to question number two, when I say depression, what comes to your mind? Most people think they know whats going on when you say you have anxiety or depression. "Oh I feel sad sometimes too" or "Don't [...]

By | 2017-08-20T10:03:42+00:00 August 20th, 2017|Categories: Stigma Fighters|1 Comment

I worry

I worry about the past. I worry about the future. I worry about right now. Will this fucking worrying ever stop? I worry so much that I send myself into a wave of panic. I let that panic wash over me and I cannot stop this. I wish I could stop worrying. But how? How does [...]

By | 2017-08-18T11:14:18+00:00 August 18th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Kirsten von Aulock

Some women approach the topic of pregnancy with thoughts of optimism and enthusiasm. Others, meet this topic after deep reflection and deliberation. And even fewer women, broach the topic of pregnancy with honest fear and apprehension. "According to Psychology Today (2015), Research suggests that women are about 40% more likely than men to develop depression. [...]

By | 2017-08-18T11:06:00+00:00 August 18th, 2017|Categories: Stigma Fighters|0 Comments

Vincent Fitzgerald – When Stigma Comes from Within Our Homes

When Stigma Comes from Within Our Homes By Vincent J. Fitzgerald MSW LCSW I have often written about my young adulthood grapple with Generalized Anxiety Disorder, and later, its accomplice, Panic Disorder. Within my divulgence, I also revealed I am a psychotherapist and social worker because I want readers to know mental illness knows no [...]

By | 2017-08-17T09:58:41+00:00 August 17th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|1 Comment


Listen. Can you hear me talking? I wonder what you perceive. I'm not in your head. I'm in my head and it's full of ideas and anxiety. You want me to be okay. That will take time. I have all the time in the world because my mind isn't going anywhere dude. I can help [...]

By | 2017-08-16T09:24:20+00:00 August 16th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

What do you like about therapy?

Oh boy, what do I like about therapy? Well, I used to think of therapy as a place to dump all my problems, but over time I've learned that it isn't just that. It's a place for me to actively change the way I behave and improve my life. Yeah, I know that sounds cheesy [...]

By | 2017-08-14T07:21:45+00:00 August 11th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Hadley Thayer

Running: Away from or towards myself I have only one tattoo. It’s located on the inside of my left wrist and simply says, “Stay”. I got it immediately after leaving my first ED treatment center, at 18 years old, and haven’t gotten another since. It’s the most important message from myself, to myself. It’s also [...]

By | 2017-08-09T14:20:28+00:00 August 9th, 2017|Categories: Eating, Stigma Fighters, Weight|0 Comments